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09-28-2012, 12:25 PM
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So with the age of Datsyuk and Zetterberg, and the emergence of Filppula last year and the way his game has developed... What does everyone think about Filppula eventually being the 1st line center of this team potentially?

I think he has the tools, but I question his ability to bring everything consistently and his leadership. I think if we get him re-signed he will eventually be the 1st line center of this team, maybe even sooner than most expect.
I seriously think he could be better than Z when we finally get to see NHL hockey once again. I don't think he has Pavs' level of skill but he could be a solid #1 center. At this point I really like him on the wing but if we can get him two quality wingers (Jurco, Tvrdon maybe) then he could be a very good two-way center and set-up guy who can put up 70 points or thereabouts.

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